How did a top LB core, go from hero to zero?

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Praxit, Oct 27, 2020.

  1. Praxit

    Praxit Well-Known Member

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    ..remember Jaylon and LVE were considered a top LB core 2018? They were playing lights out. Making tackles, stopping runs, defending plays..etc. I couldn't believe it and thought we got finally blessed with winning formula in our LB spot.

    .....>>>fast forward, they have basically disappeared as fast as they appeared. What happened? Coaching? Talent? Bad Luck? The Jones family? Or its just to complicated?

    ....I'm going with the complicated part.
  2. AmariChill

    AmariChill Well-Known Member

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    Bud. This is the Dallas Cowboys you’re talking about. Nothing good lasts forever here. They are one year wonders and that’s it.
  3. 9of11

    9of11 Well-Known Member

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    Maybe change of scheme doesnt fit them....or they just cant figure out the defense...I dont know...
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  4. Rajat

    Rajat Well-Known Member

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    One of them got injured, the other one got paid. Two scenarios that have at times taken the drive to play out of the player in our organization.
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  5. thunderpimp91

    thunderpimp91 Well-Known Member

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    Matt eberflus was the man....coaching matters
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  6. Gridiron Man

    Gridiron Man "I AM GRIDIRON MAN"

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    They take hits and deliver hits like running backs. A short shelflife. They shouldn't get paid like other players. They are expendable.
  7. cityochamps

    cityochamps Zone Supporter

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    Injuries for one, actually if you include Jaylon's injury then just injuries Jaylon or any of the three will ever be at the same level prior to injury
  8. Uncle_Hank

    Uncle_Hank Well-Known Member

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    I would take Eberflus back as HC.
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  9. cern

    cern Well-Known Member

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    Those two lb's got 24 tackles last week. Jaylon leads the league in tackles. The problem is our worthless, underachieving d-line. Hotboyz not so hot.
  10. Praxit

    Praxit Well-Known Member

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  11. Praxit

    Praxit Well-Known Member

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    >>wow..!! I did not know that stat. You wouldn't believe it, looking how he's played.
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  12. bbailey423

    bbailey423 Well-Known Member

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    which is WHY he cannot be judged based on stats. I watch the games. And I watch him. I would not even pay this guy the league minimum. In fact his talent level suggest league minimum or camp fodder. He is that bad. He would not even make my team....and I will be watching to see if he sticks anywhere else in the NFL once he is cut by us.
  13. glimmerman

    glimmerman Well-Known Member

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    I guess if it’s up to you to make every tackle all game long then the stats add up. I think he makes mistakes but I wonder how many the line makes. Seems they get pushed back every play.
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  14. aria

    aria Well-Known Member

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    Well it’s believable when you have the worst D line in football and almost every player that gets the ball runs right through them. Think about how many more opportunities they have compared to other LB’ers but it doesn’t mean they’re the best.

    Jaylon still seems lost to me.
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  15. Praxit

    Praxit Well-Known Member

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    ....yeah, I wish I could disagree, but your point stands. Jaylon does not have LB instincts, at least most of the time.
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  16. glimmerman

    glimmerman Well-Known Member

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    He is lost. We need a different scheme. This weekend it was simplified and it looked worse. If there qb wasn’t terrible they would have had over 30 points easy.
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  17. John813

    John813 Well-Known Member

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    Matt left before the 2018 season. Ben Bloom was the linebacker coach when LVE was drafted.
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  18. JohnsKey19

    JohnsKey19 Well-Known Member

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    Best LB on the roster is a 34 year old broken down Lee. Sadly...

    But yes, the DL being a complete travesty certainly doesn't help the LBs playing behind them.
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  19. Whyjerry

    Whyjerry Well-Known Member

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    I see LBs that do not want to do the dirty work. Both guys prefer not to tackle straight on and take on blockers. Soft franchise. Soft LBs.
  20. Streetwise

    Streetwise Taco Engineer

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    They're made of glass.

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